Find out what's on in Illinois and Chicago with your guide to events, festivals, markets, music, theater, sport and more.
Find out how to get to Illinois by plane, train, bus and driving. Getting around Chicago and Illinois is easy with our guide to ways to travel around the state.
Step back in time to the golden age of train travel and settle in for a peaceful ride to discover some of Illinois’ most charming towns and hidden treasures.
Visit the many historic sites in Illinois, from the Land of Lincoln, to the site of an ancient Native American city at Cahokia Mounds.
Visit the History Museums of Illinois. From the vast collection of the Chicago History Museum to small town historical museums, you’ll discover the stories and heritage of our towns and our people.
History comes alive at Illinois historical reenactments. Meet Abraham Lincoln in the flesh, experience colonial life, or take a canal boat ride with a period costumed storyteller.
One of America’s greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright called Illinois home—and filled it with some of his best works.
Taste your way through the state with our guide to the best and closest places to eat in Illinois. Experience everything from fine dining to shared plates and takeaway fare.
Put your dancing shoes on or unwind at one of the many bars and night clubs in Illinois. Locate the best cocktails, the perfect beer, local DJs, international artists and more.
Taste the regional characteristics in our locally produced wines. Browse our guide to the closest and best Illinois wineries and vineyards for your next celebration or trip.
Fancy a pint? Hunt down major Illinois breweries and distilleries for the best beers, ciders and spirits in the state. Support local production and taste your way through Illinois.
Taste your way through the best of the state with food tours in Illinois. Enjoy everything from fine dining and wineries, to craft beer and pizza tours.
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11 Must-See Chicago Skyscrapers
Chicago is one of the world’s great architectural destinations. Walk along any downtown street and you’ll see example after example of superb design, from neo-gothic, to...
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Chicago Southland's Transportation Significance
Written by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors BureauThe Chicago Southland is easily accessible by air, rail or expressway, but the experience doesn’t stop with the journey. The...
2 Great Chicago Sporting Drought-Breakers
You’ll hear Chicago sports fans described in a lot of ways. “Passionate.” “Dedicated.” “Loyal.” There’s no question their teams mean a lot to them.When it comes...
America's First Auto Race: Chicago to Evanston
NASCAR, IndyCar, motocross—America loves its motorsports. Every year, millions of Americans gather to watch daredevil drivers push metal steeds to their limits.It’s a tradition that began...
Chicago Theatre Week
In a city like Chicago, you're bound to find something for everyone — the sports nuts, the foodies, the history buffs. For the performance art-loving group,...
Chicago Distilling Company
Meet Chicago’s DiPrizio family - Noelle, Jay and Vic. Entrepreneurs, whiskey enthusiasts, and heirs to a trove of family recipes, cooked long ago in copper stills...
American Architecture Begins with Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park and Chicago
By Andrea Brown, Frank Lloyd Wright TrustFrank Lloyd Wright spent the first 20 years of his career living and working in the Chicago area. It was...
The Time They Lifted Chicago Fourteen Feet
Walking down the magnificent streets of downtown Chicago, towering skyscrapers on all sides of you, you probably couldn’t guess the incredible scheme the city carried out...
Art Design Chicago
Chicago is well known for its baseball, deep-dish pizza and, of course, spectacular architecture. Many are also aware of the world-class Art Institute of Chicago and...
The Chicago Bears and History’s Biggest NFL Victory
It’s hard to pick the Chicago Bears’ finest moment. For nearly a century, the team has occupied a special place in the Chicago psyche (“’Da Bears!”...
Art Smith's Chicago
While shivering through his first Chicago winter, celebrity chef and Florida native Art Smith remembers the advice a local friend gave him.
“He said, ‘Just imagine that...
Hike, Bike, Climb, Paddle Chicago
Chicago has beautiful natural features, but one thing it doesn’t have: elevation. Illinois ranks as one of the flattest states in the U.S. But, that smooth...
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